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Diving at the 1948 London Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Date Started: July 30, 1948
Date Finished: August 5, 1948
Events: 4

Participants: 63 (39 men and 24 women) from 22 countries
Youngest Participant: FRA Nicole Péllissard-Darrigrand (17 years, 27 days)
Oldest Participant: FIN Ilmari Niemeläinen (37 years, 231 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 4 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (10 medals)


The 1948 diving events were held at the Empire Pool at Wembley Arena. Empire Pool also hosted the swimming and diving events, and boxing was also held at Wembley Arena. There were four diving events – 3-metre springboard and 10-metre platform for men and women, which remained the standard Olympic diving program through 1996. United States’ divers won all four events, as they would from 1924-56, and 10 of 12 medals.